Spanish PM to meet with former US President Bill Clinton

Spain's prime minister planned to meet Monday with Bill Clinton to discuss global warming, poverty, AIDS and other issues the former US president is addressing through a private foundation he created in 2005. Jose Luis Rodriguez Zapatero was to confer with Clinton at Moncloa Palace, the premier's office said. In September, Spain announced it was donating US$1 million to the Clinton Global Initiative, which describes itself as a non-partisan grouping of current and former government leaders, business executives and academics working to solve problems such as climate change, poverty and inadequate health care. The Spanish money will be channeled to Latin America and the Caribbean with a program aimed to boost children's education, nutrition and health, Zapatero's office said in a statement.